The House of Lazerin is filled with secrets - the kind that end in ruin.
Twenty years after sacrificing all to keep the rightful king on the throne, House Lazerin is failing. The future of a once-great bloodline rests on the shoulders of a single daughter – one with a sharp tongue and a penchant for stealing horses.
Elivya wants what every noble son takes for granted: strength, respect, and the right to wield a blade. But her duty to her House has always come first, and the only way to save her family from ruin is to accept the role she was born into. Go to Court. Find a husband. Produce an heir.
Within the castle's marble halls, secrets are currency and new courtiers are a form of sport. Her mother's unconventional lessons keep Elivya one step ahead of the competition, but playing the game of courtship is not without its risks. Alesia's capital is full of spies, and some are playing for much higher stakes than hearts and reputations. A single misstep can destroy a noble House - or a nation.